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Bug 76712 - a couple minor cleanup fixes for /etc/init.d/iptables
a couple minor cleanup fixes for /etc/init.d/iptables
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: iptables (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Thomas Woerner
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-10-25 05:39 EDT by Robert P. J. Day
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:47 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-07-01 05:51:37 EDT
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Description Robert P. J. Day 2002-10-25 05:39:34 EDT
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Description of problem:
  not errors, but three suggestions for cleanup of the iptables
script /etc/init.d/iptables:

1) line 54: chains=`cat /proc/net/ip_tables_names ...`

   this variable should really be "tables", not "chains",
   although this will still work since the variable is still
   used consistently throughout the script.  (this occurs
   more than once in the script.)

2) both lines 57 and 68, which ostensibly clear entries from
   the current tables, are immediately followed by a
   redundant "iptables -F".  again, not an error, but
   confusing if you're trying to figure out what those
   extra flushes are for.  apparently, nothing.  (this
   also occurs more than once in the script.)

3) references to all possible combinations of tables and
   chains do not mention the newer combinations of the
   mangle table with the INPUT, FORWARD and POSTROUTING
   chains, again in more than one place.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. see /etc/init.d/iptables

Additional info:
Comment 1 Michael Schwendt 2002-10-25 16:09:38 EDT
3) is duplicate of bug #75723.
Comment 2 Thomas Woerner 2003-07-01 05:51:37 EDT
fixed in iptables-1.2.7a-1.

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